Join PTSA Presidents for Coffee!
September 4th, Wednesday 8am
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Charger Chatter September 3, 2019
4 - First Day of School Grades 1-5 ; PTSA Welcome Coffee
9 - First Day of Kindergarten ; PTSA Welcome Coffee
10 - Student Hearing Screening
12 - Curriculum Night; 6:00pm
17 - PTSA General Meeting; 6:30pm

1 - School Picture Day
4 - Walkathon
Take Action!
Review and update family school contact information
Sign up for New Volunteer Opportunities open for 2019-20 School Year
Welcome to the Charger Chatter Newsletter!
Welcome to the first edition of the Charger Chatter newsletter! The Cherry Crest PTSA "Charger Chatter" newsletter is produced most Tuesdays during the school year.

Look to the Chatter for news about PTSA-sponsored activities for students such as Curriculum Enhancement and for announcements of school events such as the Walkathon, Family Nights and PTSA Fundraisers.

You can also find links to Bellevue School District information, news from our librarian, nurse and school principal, as well as information about after-school enrichment opportunities, athletic activities and community activities for families and children.
PTSA Presidents Welcome Back to School
On behalf of the Cherry Crest PTSA, we would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year!

Your Cherry Crest Parent-Teacher-Student-Association (PTSA) is looking forward to another year of working with you and our wonderful teachers and staff at Cherry Crest to give our students the best possible school year experience.

Through fundraising and volunteering, our PTSA is very fortunate to provide Cherry Crest students with curriculum enhancement activities (field trips, visiting authors, science workshops), family events (Fall Festival, Spelling Bee, Movie Night, Variety Show, Festival of Cultures, and more) and classroom Instructional Aides at every grade level.

Our first all school community event, the Walkathon, is just around the corner on Friday, October 4th. This fundraiser provides the operational funds for our PTSA programs for the year and is a FUN event for the whole family. Be on the lookout for more information about the Walkathon coming home soon.

Also, be sure to attend our PTSA General Membership meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30pm. Coffee and treats will be provided. Come meet your PTSA Board of Directors, re-approve the 2019-20 budget and start planning for an awesome school year. If you haven't already, visit our PTSA site to join or renew your PTSA membership.

Please meet us during the first day of school coffee on September 4th , we will be wearing red "Cherry Crest comm(UNITY)" shirt and also during the Kindergarten Welcome Coffee Monday, September 9th at drop-off. We would love to meet and talk to you.

Looking forward to a wonderful year!
Karin Hargrove and Britt Heath
2019-2020 Cherry Crest Co-Presidents
Mission: The Cherry Crest PTSA is a resource to unify parents, teachers, students and the community to support our Cherry Crest staff. We provide outstanding educational enhancement opportunities for every child and work to build a strong community.
Fall Spirit Gear Sale Running Through September 22nd
ο»ΏShow your Cherry Crest Spirit! Spirit store will be open until September 22nd, then clothes will be delivered to the classroom mid-October. Check out the website .
School News
Avoid the Traffic: Bus or Walk to School!
With just one entrance and exit to our school, pickup and drop off at Cherry Crest can be frustrating. As such, we strongly encourage eligible students to utilize BSD transportation . Note that students who live near the walk boundary may " walk to designated stops and ride buses on space available basis."

If you choose to drop off or pick up your child from school, please review and follow the Cherry Crest Pick Up and Drop Off procedures.
Check/Update District Contact Information
At the start of the school year, the PTSA distributes a printed directory to all families. Check your district contact information and confirm that it is correct for you and your student(s). Visit  ParentVue then:
Select "My account" at the top and review/update email, address and parent name information.

Review the "Student Info" section  for each student . If "Exclude from directory" is "N", your student and family information  will appear  in the directory. Otherwise, your student's name  may  appear if we can confirm their presence with their teacher, but no family or address information will be printed.

To update any information select the  "Online Student Verification Tab"  at the top of the page.
On-Site After School Enrichment Classes
Fall After School Classes and Clubs
We’re lining up some exciting after school experiences and will be publishing these very soon this month. Stay tuned!
Other Cherry Crest Information
🚌 Bus Schedule
πŸ€’ Report an Absence
β›„ Emergency Closure Info ο»Ώ
About this newsletter
The Cherry Crest Charger Chatter is emailed to families and staff on Tuesday mornings. The deadline for submissions to the Chatter is the preceding Wednesday by 7pm. Read our submission guidelines .
Information contained in directories, Newsletters or membership lists published by Cherry Crest Elementary PTSA may not be used for purposes of solicitation either commercial, political or ideological or any other purpose not consistent with the Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers By-Laws.